|MOON FEAR MOON - Farsight [qd-4216] - John Sobrepeña|
Farsight is a collection of 6 abstract, plastic IDM tunes which despite its machinelike origin and process of creation, exudes a soothing warmth which points to a human originator. Expect to be lulled by the hypnotic programmed percussion and the bleeping soundwaves. This is scientific IDM that aint schizophrenic, composed and created by one man, using a laptop running REASON software, and a mouse to draw the notes with...
Keywords: IDM; downtempo
|PAPERSCRATCHER - As Time Goes Back [qd-4204] - Jonathan Roy Galve|
Paper Scratcher is Jonathan Roy Galve, an independent Philippine electronica musician creating alien soundscapes on his home computer. "As Time Goes Back" is an IDM-esque reflection filled with polyrhythmic multilayered madness, and is one of his first published works. He counts among his influences Eat Static, Telefon Tel Aviv, Squarepusher, Roni Size, Pink Floyd, and world music.
Keywords: IDM; Ambient
|CHROMER - Ikaw Maganda [qd-4222] - Oliver Frazer|
Sullen minimalist downtempo tunes flavored with a little IDM/glitch put together by a classically-trained electronica composer who takes inspiration from the Philippines and transforms it into audio snapshots of decay and beauty. The standout is the all-too-brief "Paradise Island" which pits lush soundtrack strings with ambient jungle sounds. Ikaw Maganda (which literally means "you beautiful" in Filipino) is Chromer's first QED release, but definitely not his last.
Keywords: IDM; Downtempo; Glitch
|Emorej - General Electronica [qd-4205] - Jerome Llama|
Philippine sample utilizer EMOREJ pits breakbeats, downtempo shuffles and vocal samples against one another in order to concoct strong beat-oriented work of the thumping kind. From moody atmospheres to raucous breaks, General Electronica, his debut album, is a strong outing from a sample enthusiast set loose on the world.
Keywords: Breakbeat; Downtempo, IDM
|ACID42 - Holy Weak [qd-4203] - Lionel Valdellon|
A 5-track EP mixing acidjazz, IDM, house, breakbeats into a stew of music that became Acid42's spiritual catharsis of sorts. It's a combination of muzak and lush textured funkiness. Plus a smashing breakbeat remix of "Beast Of Babylon" by Silverfilter. From the EP's liner notes: "And I've finally been able to work past the initial emotional defensiveness to finish these sketches and release them to you...
Keywords: Breakbeat; Downtempo, IDM; House
|Moon Fear Moon - i anarchist [qd-4227] - John Sobrepena|
Endless horizons and barren wastelands. Ambient washes and pulsing glitch rhythms. Pretty chords with sad melodies, quiet polaroids with red-eye distortion. Lullabies and alien distress signals. I ANARCHIST is Moon Fear Moon's second EP on QED Records, and yet another intricately constructed musical object, meant to be hungrily consumed and proudly displayed at the same time. MOON FEAR MOON is John Sobrepena on laptop, brandishing Propellerheads Reason 3.0 to fend off the coming darkness.
Keywords: Ambient; ambient, glitch, idm, soundscapes
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|[qd-4253] Travel Agents: Bagetsafonik Travelogue Detours - Bagetsafonik, various|
Travel Agents: Bagetsafonik - Travelogue Detours is a remix record containing reinterpretations of each of the 12 original tracks on Philippine band Bagetsafonik's debut album, Travelogue (2007). This free-for-download opus, lovingly produced by the band's favorite artists and musicians, commemorates Travelogue's first year anniversary, and takes you through the backroads of the band's seminal album...
Keywords: dnb, house, glitch, idm, synthpop, new wave, gothic, industrial
|Various Artists: Basics - The ElectronicaManila General MIDI Project [qd-4249] - ElectronicaManila artists|
ElectronicaManila is a collective of active musicians and producers of Philippine descent, who were brought together by a mailing list of the same name in 2001, and have since gone on to produce shows, albums, projects and this compilation. BASICS is a project that spawned from the idea: come up with one song using only the general MIDI set of instruments, and pool together the results for a compilation...
Keywords: MIDI; dnb; drum n bass; ambient; house; idm; hip hop; techno; electropop